San Remo Yacht Club
23 June 2014 | San Remo Italy
We left Corsica around 10:30 am after a quick last visit to the French market and local boulangerie for fresh baked croissants. Our itinerary was a long 92 nautical miles up to the western edge of the Italian Riviera town of San Remo. We had favorable winds for the night crossing and we arrived at 7 am into the San Remo harbor. The marina did not answer our VHF radio call so we motored around the harbor and finally side-tied to a long finger pontoon with lots of space. We saw later that it appeared to belong to the San Remo Yacht Club. Dave checked in at the clubhouse to find the club very busy with the World Champion Regatta for a one-design class of X-35's. So we were OK to stay one night complimentary. Again we enjoyed a pleasant bicycle ride around this famous Italian beach resort.
This was our last port of call in Italy so Dave turned in our Italian documentation from our stop in Rome to the local Coast Guard office here in San Remo. They were quite lackadaisical in Italy about documentation. In our previous two years, we had checked numerous offices and never found any Italian Coast Guard who was interested in processing any documents. So this year we were surprised when the Rome marina sent us to the Coast Guard office to check into the country (even though we had been in Italy for two weeks already!) Dave found that the officials in San Remo weren't all that interested in our "constituto" (Italian transit log) but finally accepted them, and we were "free" to exit Italy officially.